Friday, September 9, 2016

close your eyes and....

If you're gonna create the horror, the least you could do is own your creation.
Facebook Inc on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway's prime minister...The company initially said the photo violated its Community Standards barring child nudity on the site.

Ohio police have released a graphic photo of a couple overdosing on heroin with a four-year-old boy in the car.
Rhonda Pasek, 50, and James Acord, 47, were charged with endangering children after they became unconscious during a traffic stop in East Liverpool.
The boy, Pasek's four-year-old son, was taken into custody by county children's services.
Authorities released the image to raise awareness of the Midwestern US state's heroin epidemic....
The city said: "We are well aware that some may be offended by these images and for that we are truly sorry.
"But it is time that the non drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis."

The U.S. government has asserted that photos of the caskets of the war dead invade the privacy of the kin left behind. It won't wash. What they really mean is that pictures of the returning war dead, many in body bags, helped to reverse 'patriotic' sentiments during the Vietnam war and that since war is de rigueur these days, there's no advantage to grisly truths.

There is a difference between the understanding that you can't do a damned thing about an issue and the assertion that closing the eyes means the issue does not exist.

1 comment:

  1. The truth is grisly. Maybe that's why the zen masters sat.